I know exactly where this is. In my last job, for seven and a half years, I went home on Compton Road, right by this property. Some of the homes in that area are a little secluded which can open the door to crimes such as this.
However, the more common single family home developments are still no guarantee you and your home will be safe. A house just up the street from me (perhaps less than 100 yards) was robbed a few years ago. Couple of latino types went in through an open garage which the lady of the house had left open by accident when she left for work. Several neighborhood kids saw these people going in and out of the house and assumed that they were workers hired by the homeowner.
What happened this morning is every homeowner's nightmare. Seems the victim was a gardener. Not a good thing.